Boxing fans will be treated to some mid-week boxing action on Wednesday, July 13 as Donnie Nietes challenges Kazuto Ioka to reclaim his previously vacated WBO junior bantamweight title. The fight will take place at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan starting at 7 p.m. locally (Japan Standard Time) — 6 a.m. ET for those in the US.
When to watch, how to watch Ioka vs. Nietes
The main card will get started braight and early for those in America at 6 a.m. ET. Ring walks for the main event are expected at around 8 a.m. ET depending on the length of the undercard. There is not currently a live broadcast scheduled for the bout.
Ioka (28-2-0) enters Wednesday’s bout on a five-fight winning streak, his most recent win coming against Ryoji Fukunaga by unanimous decision back in December. 15 of his 28 wins have come by knockout. Nietes (43-1-6) enters his first fight of the 2022 season at the age of 40. His lone career loss came all the way back in 2004, just over a year into his long stint in the pros. His most recent fight was against Norbelto Jimenez in December of 2021, where he won by split decision.
This will be the second time these two boxers have faced each other in the ring, with their first bout taking place on New Years Eve back in 2018. Ioka lost the bout by split decision but is now the favorite to win the rematch on DraftKings Sportsbook, with moneyline odds at -390.
Full card for Kazuto Ioka vs. Donnie Nietes
- Title fight: Kazuto Ioka vs. Donnie Nietes, 12 rounds, for junior bantamweight title
- Musashi Mori vs. Presco Carcosia, 8 rounds, junior lightweights
- Daigo Higa vs. Froilan Saludar, 8 rounds, banatmweights
- Hayato Tsutsumi vs. Jhon Gemino, 8 rounds, featherweights
- Satsuki Ito vs. Saowaluk Nareepangsri, 6 rounds, women’s bantamweights
- Yuki Sato vs. Soma Ikeda, 4 rounds, flyweights
- Excel James Junior vs. Masaki Yonemoto, 4 rounds, junior welterweights
Fight odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
Over 10.5: -300
Under 10.5: +225
To go the distance
Ioka by decision or technical decision: -120
Ioka by KO, TKO or DQ: +250
Nietes by decision or technical decision: +450
Nietes by KO, TKO or DQ: +900
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